News for Wednesday, February 2, 2011


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On the dotted line -- National Signing Day

Wednesday was National Signing Day, when colleges and universities across the nation signed football players for the coming year.

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Newton part of pilot ag program

Newton County has been selected to participate in a state pilot program to examine ways to conserve and protect agricultural land.

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Two Black History Month events planned for weekend

COVINGTON -- February is Black History Month and two significant events are planned for Newton County this weekend which are free and open to the public.

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Newton students ready for Spelling Bee

COVINGTON -- Newton County students will get to show off their spelling skills this week.Twenty students will compete in the 2011 Newton County School System Spelling Bee. It is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Eastside High School, which is located at 10245 Eagle Drive in Covington.

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SPLOST committee formed

A committee has been formed to promote SPLOST 2011.

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Odor forces evacuation of Heritage

CONYERS -- School and county fire officials evacuated Heritage High School on Wednesday morning because of a suspicious odor.